Subaru Issues Recall for More Than 9,000 WRX Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

Items in the trunk may cause the subwoofer wiring to contact the subwoofer metal frame

Subaru Issues Recall for More Than 9,000 WRX Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
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November 7, 2017

Subaru of America is recalling more than 9,000 model year 2015 WRX and WRX/STI vehicles equipped with an optional factory-installed subwoofer in the trunk.

What's the problem?

Items in the trunk may cause the subwoofer wiring to contact the subwoofer metal frame, possibly resulting in an electrical short.

An electrical short may damage the subwoofer amplifier, and may result in the subwoofer overheating, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

What happens next?

Subaru will notify owners of the recalled WRX vehicles. Subaru dealers will then inspect the subwoofer wire, install a wire retainer clip, and replace the subwoofer if necessary. All repairs related to this recall will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.

For more information, contact Subaru customer service at (800) 782-2783.

Subaru's reference number for this recall is WTQ-76.